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Anyone have discrimination or harassment issues at a job regarding taking your medication or testing your BG?

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2004.
Abingdon, MD
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Living with type 1 diabetes since 1995.
Mableton, GA
This is actually against the law as our disease is a protected class. That being said, I always respect others and check my bg in a private area. My pump has a remote so thankfully I don't have to shoot up anymore.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1997.
Rosh HaAyin, ISR
I was once yelled at by a manager at a new job when I took out my pump to deliver a bolus... she saw the tube and thought it was earphones. She went off about how I wasn't to listen to much while on shift. I gave her my most deadpan look and said it was a medical device. She shut up after that lol That was over 7 years ago and I've never been harassed or discriminated against since. Diabetes is (regrettably) quite common in Israel so lots of people know about it and are fairly knowledgeable about the various types of treatment :)

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